Florianópolis

It is not for nothing that the capital of Santa Catarina is known as the Island of Magic. The natural beauty of Florianópolis enchants at first sight. There are about a hundred beaches spread throughout the coastal island and the small continental peninsula forming the city. There are many other attractions to visit, as the beautiful and agitated Lagoa da Conceição (Conceição Lagoon), the peaceful Lagoa do Peri (Peri Lagoon), the traditional Centro Histórico (Historical Center), the cosmopolitan Avenida Beira-Mar (Seashore Avenue), the bucolic Azorean districts of Santo Antônio de Lisboa and Ribeirão da Ilha, besides Portuguese forts, museums, churches, theaters and the city postcard: the Hercílio Luz Bridge.

Leisure and Entertainment

Nightlife


Enjoy the dancing nights of the city which was considered by The New York Times as the best destination for parties, in a selection among 44 places in the whole world. See the schedule of parties and nightclubs on the sites

www.guiafloripa.com.br
www.litoraldesantacatarina.com
www.guiaquatroestacoes.com.br


Other Tours


Avenida Beira-Mar Norte
One of the main avenues and leisure areas of Florianópolis, located in the Center, next to Baía Norte (North Bay). Besides the residential buildings, it has stores, restaurants, bars, banks, shopping centers, a cycleway and a sidewalk much used by people living in the city.

Viewpoints
The most visited are those of Morro da Cruz (Center), Morro das Pedras (south of the Island), Ingleses (north of the Island), Morro das Sete Voltas (east of the Island) and Morro da Praia Mole (east of the Island).

Mais Informações


Floripa by Bus: A trip through the city in a touristic bus. Boarding in front of the Shopping Iguatemi.
Av. Madre Benvenuta, 687, Santa Mônica. Tuesday thru Saturday, from 10am to 9:30pm; Sunday, from 1pm to 8pm.
Phone: (48) 3239-8966 / 8801-5904
www.floripabybus.com.br


Beach and Nature

Waterfalls, Ponds and Other Natural Hideaways


Lagoa da Conceição
It is the natural touristic point most well-known in Florianópolis. The district is home to the largest lagoon in the Island of Santa Catarina. The shallow waters are ideal for leisure with children and there are good conditions for practicing sports as windsurf, kitesurf, Jet Ski, kayak and sailing. The Lagoa da Conceição has a good infrastructure of trade and services, sale of handicraft, good restaurants and a lively night life.

Lagoa do Peri
It is located in the south of the Island, in the Parque Municipal da Lagoa do Peri (Peri Lagoon Municipal Park). There are barbecue pits, a bar, snack bar and a small children’s park. It is also possible to go for trips in boats without an engine and go fishing with a hand line or fishing rod, besides walking on trails which lead to waterfalls and old colonial mills.

Dunas da Joaquina
Located at 20 km from the Center, between the Lagoa da Conceição and Praia da Joaquina. Some dunes attain 60 m, depending upon the movement of the sand and wind. There are boards for hire in the location.


Boat Tours


Costa da Lagoa
In this small community of fishermen, located at the edge of the Lagoa da Conceição, there are countless typical restaurants which serve dishes with a seafood base. The place is only accessible by boat or by trail, on foot. Boats with regular lines leave the maritime transportation terminal, at the bridge of Lagoa da Conceição (40 min.), or a transversal dirt road to Rodovia João Gualberto Soares. SC-406 (10 min.).
www.lagoavirtual.com

Ilha de Santa Catarina
All the coast of Florianópolis is navigable. It is possible to hire boats of different classes and sizes in the nautical clubs and garages of the city.

Mais Informações


Iate Clube de Santa Catarina – Veleiros da Ilha. Phone: (48) 3225-7799. www.icsc.com.br
Nav's Escola de Vela. Phone: (48) 9998-7442. www.navs.com.br
Vento Sul Turismo. Phone: (48) 3284-8297/9982-2867. www.ventosul.com
Scuna Sul. Phone: (48) 3225-1806 – Centro / (48) 3266-1810 – Canasvieiras. www.scunasul.com.br


Islands


Ilha do Campeche
An ecological sanctuary and archeological site, it was listed by the National Historical and Artistic Heritage Institute (IPHAN) for its set of inscriptions carved into the rocks dating back 5 thousand years. The boats leave from the beaches of Armação.

Note: There are approximately 30 small islands around the Island of Santa Catarina. It is possible to go on boat trips to some of them. See the operators about doing this.


Beaches


There are approximately a hundred beaches in Florianópolis. Of every sort, for every taste. People who want to get to know the most famous ones with the best infrastructure cannot fail to go to Jurerê Internacional and Praia Brava, in the north of the island. To surf, the best ones are the beaches of the east, as Joaquina, Campeche, Mole, Barra da Lagoa and Moçambique; in the south, Morro das Pedras, Armação and Matadeiro, besides Ingleses, Brava and Santinho, in the north of the Island.

Those who prefer wilder beaches have to visit Naufragados, Solidão and Lagoinha do Leste, which, despite the difficult access, is one of the most beautiful in the capital. Those accompanied by children should opt for beaches with a calm sea, as Jurerê, Daniela, do Forte, Canasvieiras, Ponta das Canas, Lagoinha and Cachoeira do Bom Jesus, all in the north of the Island, and Pântano do Sul and Açores, in the south.


Cuisine

Azorean Cuisine


Enjoy the seafood served in the typical restaurants of Florianópolis. The municipality is the largest producer of oysters in captivity in the country, but the dishes served by the typical restaurants also include fish, shrimps, crab, squid and shellfish. There is also a great variety of restaurants and bistros specialized in the cuisine of other regions in Brazil and the world (see list of bars and restaurants on the site: www.abrasel.com.br).

Ribeirão da Ilha
In this district located in the south of Island there are countless oyster and shellfish sea farms. Most of the restaurants which serve these dishes are located at the seashore, with a beautiful view of the Baía Sul (South Bay) and the Morro do Cambirela (Cambirela Hill).

Santo Antônio de Lisboa e Sambaqui
A famous gastronomic route in the north of the Island, these two localities are situated at the seashore and have typical restaurants which serve seafood. There are also establishments specialized in Portuguese and Italian gastronomy, among others.

Avenida das Rendeiras
In this avenue located at Lagoa da Conceição there are many typical restaurants which serve the famous Shrimp Sequence (steamed, fried breaded, with garlic and oil), besides other dishes with a seafood base.

Canal da Barra da Lagoa
It links the Lagoa da Conceição to the sea, with some typical restaurants along the channel.

Costa da Lagoa
In this small community of fishermen, located at the edge of the Lagoa da Conceição, there are countless typical restaurants which serve dishes with a seafood base. The place is only accessible by boat or by trail, on foot. Boats with regular lines leave the maritime transportation terminal, at the bridge of Lagoa da Conceição (40 min.), or a transversal dirt road to Rodovia João Gualberto Soares. SC-406 (10 min.).
www.lagoavirtual.com


History and Culture

Cultural Spaces, Galleries, Theaters and Cinemas


Centro Integrado de Cultura (CIC)/Fundação Catarinense de Cultura (FCC)
Segunda a sexta, 13h às 19h.
Av. Irineu Bornhausen, 5.600, Agronômica.
Phone.: (48) 3953-2323.
www.fcc.sc.gov.br

Espaço Cultural Sol da Terra
Av. Afonso Delambert Neto, 885, Lagoa da Conceição.
Phone: (48) 3232-2303.
www.soldaterra.com.br

Teatro Ademir Rosa (Teatro do CIC)
Av. Irineu Bornhausen,5.600, Agronômica.
Phone: (48) 3953-2300.
www.tar.sc.gov.br

Teatro Álvaro de Carvalho (TAC)
Rua Marechal Guilherme, 26, Centro.
Phone: (48) 3028-8070.
www.tac.sc.gov.br

Teatro da UFSC
Praça Santos Dumont, s/n, Campus Universitário, Trindade.
Phone: (48) 3721-99447.
www.dac.ufsc.br

Teatro da Ubro
Escadaria da Rua Pedro Soares, 15, Centro.
Phone: (48) 3222-0529.

Teatro Governador Pedro Ivo
SC-401, 4.600, Saco Grande.
Phone: (48) 3665-1630.
www.teatropedroivo.sc.gov.br

Paradigma Cine Arte
SC-401, 8.600, sala 2, bloco 8. Centro Empresarial Corporate Park. Santo Antônio de Lisboa.
Phone: (48) 3239-7777.
www.paradigmacinearte.com.br

Note: In the shopping centers of the city there are good cinema rooms. Check out scheduling in www.cinesystem.com.br/florianopolis/programacao, shoppingbeiramar.com.br/programacao-do-cinema/, www.floripashopping.com.br/cinema e www.shoppingitaguacu.com.br/cinema

 


Churches


Metropolitan Cathedral of Florianópolis
The monument most visited in the capital, it has a beautiful collection of holy art, a German organ and main musical clock with five bells. It was listed by the National Historical and Artistic Heritage Institute (IPHAN). Center.

Igreja São Francisco de Assis e Igreja Nossa Senhora do Rosário e São Benedito
Listed by the National Historical and Artistic Heritage Institute (IPHAN). Center.

Igreja Imaculada Nossa Senhora da Conceição
Rua Rita Lourenço da Silveira, 88 - Lagoa da Conceição.

Igreja São Sebastião do Rio Tavares (Capela do Campeche)
Rua Auroreal, 260. Campeche.

Igreja Nossa Senhora da Lapa
Rua Alberto Cavalheiro, 238. Ribeirão da Ilha.

Igreja Nossa Senhora das Necessidades
Estrada Caminho dos Açores, 2.350. Santo Antônio de Lisboa.

Igreja São Francisco de Paula
Rodovia Tertuliano Brito Xavier, 2201. Canasvieiras.

Arquidiocese de Florianópolis
Phone: (48) 3224-4799
www.arquifln.org.br

Note: There are many other churches of religious and touristic interest in Florianópolis. Inquire at the Pastoral do Turismo Religioso, dos Santuários e do Lazer (Pastoral Care of Religious Tourism, Sanctuaries and Leisure): Phone: (48) 3221-7665 / 3224-9478.


Museums, Cultural Centers, Monuments and Memorials


Museu Histórico de Santa Catarina/Palácio Cruz e Sousa
Tuesday thru Friday, from 10am to 6pm; Saturday, Sunday and holiday, from 10am to 4pm.
Praça XV de Novembro, 227, Centro.
Phone: (48) 3028-8091/ 3028-8092
www.fcc.sc.gov.br

Museu de Arte de Santa Catarina (MASC)
Tuesday thru Sunday, das 13h às 21h.
Av. Irineu Bornhausen, 5.600 (CIC), Agronômica.
Phone: (48) 3953-2322
www.masc.org.br

Museu da Imagem e do Som de Santa Catarina (MIS)
Monday thru Friday, from 2pm to 6:30pm.
Av. Irineu Bornhausen, 5.600 (CIC), Agronômica.
Phone.: (48) 3953-2329 / 3953-2330.
www.mis.sc.gov.br

Museu Victor Meirelles
Tuesday thru Friday, from 10am to 6pm; Saturday, Sunday and holiday, from 10am to 2pm.
Rua Victor Meirelles, 59, Centro.
Phone.: (48) 3222-0692 / 3223-3274
www.museuvictormeirelles.org.br

Museu O Mundo Ovo de Eli Hell
SC-401, Km 7, 7.079, Santo Antônio de Lisboa.
Schedule visit. Phone.: (48) 3235-1076.
www.eliheil.org.br

Museu da Polícia Militar Major Lara Ribas – Forte Sant'Anna
Tuesday thru Sunday, from 9am to 5pm.
Av. Osvaldo Rodrigues Cabral, 525, Centro.
Phone.: (48) 3229-6263.
www.pm.sc.gov.br

Museu do Homem do Sambaqui "Padre João Alfredo Rohr"
Monday thru Friday, from 1:30pm to 5:30pm.
Rua Esteves Júnior, 711 (Colégio Catarinense), Centro.
Phone: (48) 3251-1516.

Museu Universitário Oswaldo Rodrigues Cabral (Museu de Antropologia)
Monday thru Friday, from 8am to 12pm and from 2pm to 6pm.
Campus Universitário, Trindade.
Phone.: (48) 3721-9325
www.museu.ufsc.br

Ecomuseu
Tuesday thru Friday, from 2pm to 6pm.
Rod. Baldicero Filomeno, 10.106, Ribeirão da Ilha.
Phone.: (48) 3237-8148
ecomuseuribeirao.wordpress.com


Archaeological Sites


Open Air Archeological Museum
Inscriptions carved in the rocks between 4 thousand and a thousand years ago. Daily, from 6am to 8pm.
Estrada Vereador Onildo Lemos, 2.505, Santinho. Phone: (48) 3261-1868
www.costao.com.br

Ilha do Campeche
An ecological sanctuary and archeological site, it was listed by the National Historical and Artistic Heritage Institute (IPHAN) for its set of carvings in the rocks dating back 5 thousand years. The boats leave from the beaches of Armação.

Praia da Joaquina, Praia Mole e Praia dos Ingleses
They also have inscriptions carved in the coastal rocks.


Historical Neighbordhoods and Typical Locations


Centro Histórico
The Center of Florianópolis gathers together a series of constructions of historical importance. Do not fail to visit the Catedral Metropolitana, of 1753; the Praça XV de Novembro (November 15 Square), where there is the centenary fig tree; the Palácio Cruz e Souza (Cruz and Souza Palace), built in the 18th century (currently the seat of the Museu Histórico de Santa Catarina (Historical Museum of Santa Catarina)); the Teatro Álvaro de Carvalho (Álvaro de Carvalho Theater) (totally restored and in activity); the house in which the famous painter Victor Meirelles was born and also the Mercado Público (Public Market) and Casa da Alfândega (Customs House) where colonial products and handicraft from all over the state are sold.

Santo Antônio de Lisboa
Ancient center of Azorean colonization, located on the path of the beaches of the north of the Island, with mansions of the time and a good choice of restaurants specialized in seafood. It is one of the best places to admire the sunset and the Ponte Hercílio Luz.

Ribeirão da Ilha
Located in the south of the Island, it was the first inhabited community of Florianópolis. Even today one can appreciate the ancient houses of Azorean style which are, together with the oyster sea farms (the region is one of the most productive in shellfish in Brazil), the main attractions of the place. There is a good choice of restaurants specialized in oysters and seafood.


Historical Azorean Heritage


Ponte Hercílio Luz
One of the largest suspension bridges in the world, 821 m long. It was inaugurated in 1926 and closed for traffic in 1982 (it is currently being revamped). Although it has no traces of Portuguese and Azorean architecture, predominant in Florianópolis, the Ponte Hercílio Luz is deeply linked to the capital of Santa Catarina, being its main postcard.

Centro Histórico
The Center of Florianópolis gathers together a series of constructions of historical importance. Do not fail to visit the Catedral Metropolitana, of 1753; the Praça XV de Novembro (November 15 Square), where there is the centenary fig tree; the Palácio Cruz e Souza (Cruz and Souza Palace), built in the 18th century (currently the seat of the Museu Histórico de Santa Catarina (Historical Museum of Santa Catarina)); the Teatro Álvaro de Carvalho (Álvaro de Carvalho Theater) (totally restored and in activity); the house in which the famous painter Victor Meirelles was born and also the Mercado Público (Public Market) and Casa da Alfândega (Customs House) where colonial products and handicraft from all over the state are sold.

Catedral Metropolitana de Florianópolis
The monument most visited in the capital, it has a beautiful collection of holy art, a German organ and main musical clock with five bells. It was listed by the National Historical and Artistic Heritage Institute (IPHAN). Center.

Igreja São Francisco de Assis e Igreja Nossa Senhora do Rosário e São Benedito
Listed by the National Historical and Artistic Heritage Institute (IPHAN). Center.

Engenho Caminho dos Açores
A rustic construction which portrays the mills which existed on the Island of Santa Catarina, which have since disappeared or been adulterated. Rua Caminho dos Açores, 1.180, Santo Antônio de Lisboa.

Fortaleza de São José da Ponta Grossa
Concluded in 1744, it was listed by the National Historical and Artistic Heritage Institute (IPHAN). Daily, from 9am to 12pm and from 1pm to 5pm. Located between the beaches of Forte and Jurerê Internacional, in the north of the Island.

Fortaleza de Santo Antônio de Ratones
Concluded in 1744, it was listed by the National Historical and Artistic Heritage Institute (IPHAN). Daily, from 9am to 5pm. Located on the Ilha de Ratones Grande. Phone: (48) 3721-8302.
www.fortalezas.ufsc.br

Santo Antônio de Lisboa
Ancient center of Azorean colonization, located on the path of the beaches of the north of the Island, with mansions of the time and a good choice of restaurants specialized in seafood. It is one of the best places to admire the sunset and the Ponte Hercílio Luz.

Ribeirão da Ilha
Located in the south of the Island, it was the first inhabited community of Florianópolis. Even today one can appreciate the ancient houses of Azorean style which are, together with the oyster sea farms (the region is one of the most productive in shellfish in Brazil), the main attractions of the place. There is a good choice of restaurants specialized in oysters and seafood.

Igreja Imaculada Nossa Senhora da Conceição
Rua Rita Lourenço da Silveira, 88 - Lagoa da Conceição.

Igreja São Sebastião do Rio Tavares (Capela do Campeche)
Rua Auroreal, 260. Campeche.

Igreja Nossa Senhora da Lapa
Rua Alberto Cavalheiro, 238. Ribeirão da Ilha.

Igreja Nossa Senhora das Necessidades
Estrada Caminho dos Açores, 2.350. Santo Antônio de Lisboa.

Igreja São Francisco de Paula
Rodovia Tertuliano Brito Xavier, 2201. Canasvieiras.


Religious Tourism

Churches


Metropolitan Cathedral of Florianópolis
The monument most visited in the capital, it has a beautiful collection of holy art, a German organ and main musical clock with five bells. It was listed by the National Historical and Artistic Heritage Institute (IPHAN). Center.

Igreja São Francisco de Assis e Igreja Nossa Senhora do Rosário e São Benedito
Listed by the National Historical and Artistic Heritage Institute (IPHAN). Center.

Igreja Imaculada Nossa Senhora da Conceição
Rua Rita Lourenço da Silveira, 88 - Lagoa da Conceição.

Igreja São Sebastião do Rio Tavares (Capela do Campeche)
Rua Auroreal, 260. Campeche.

Igreja Nossa Senhora da Lapa
Rua Alberto Cavalheiro, 238. Ribeirão da Ilha.

Igreja Nossa Senhora das Necessidades
Estrada Caminho dos Açores, 2.350. Santo Antônio de Lisboa.

Igreja São Francisco de Paula
Rodovia Tertuliano Brito Xavier, 2201. Canasvieiras.

Arquidiocese de Florianópolis
Phone: (48) 3224-4799
www.arquifln.org.br

Note: There are many other churches of religious and touristic interest in Florianópolis. Inquire at the Pastoral do Turismo Religioso, dos Santuários e do Lazer (Pastoral Care of Religious Tourism, Sanctuaries and Leisure): Phone: (48) 3221-7665 / 3224-9478.


Religious Celebrations


Festa do Divino Espírito Santo
One of the largest religious and popular events in the city, it is held on different dates in several districts of the capital.


Religious Celebrations


Festa do Divino Espírito Santo
One of the largest religious and popular events in the city, it is held on different dates in several districts of the capital.


Events

Religious Celebrations


Festa do Divino Espírito Santo
One of the largest religious and popular events in the city, it is held on different dates in several districts of the capital.


Places for Holding Events


Centro de Convenções de Florianópolis (CentroSul)
Av. Gustavo Richard, s/n, Centro. Phone: (48) 3251-4000.
www.centrosul.net

Centro Internacional de Eventos do Costão do Santinho Resort, Golf & SPA
Estrada Vereador Onildo Lemos, 2.505, Santinho. Phone: (48) 3261-1000
www.costao.com.br

Centro de Cultura e Eventos da UFSC
Campus Universitário, Trindade. Phone: (48) 3721-9559.
www.eventos.ufsc.br


National Holiday Events


Carnival
Besides the parades of the samba schools, there are small samba parade groups in several districts and also in the Center, highlighting the Enterro da Tristeza (End of Sadness), the Bloco dos Sujos (Dirty Group) and the Pop Gay competition.


Cultural Events


Florianópolis South Cone Market Audiovisual (FAM)
It shows Brazilian, Latin and European films. Usually in May and June.
www.audiovisualmercosul.com.br

International Animation Theater Festival (FITA Floripa)
It gathers together national and international groups. Usually in June.
www.fitafloripa.com.br

Floripa Theater – Isnard Azevedo Theater Festival
Brazilian groups present shows divided into the categories adult, children and street animation. Usually, between September and October.
www.floripateatro.com.br

Children’s Cinema Show
Usually June thru July.
www.mostradecinemainfantil.com.br

Folianópolis
Carnival out of season, it integrates the calendar of the main Brazilian out-of-season carnivals. Usually in November.

Planeta Atlântida
Rock and pop festival with shows of national and international bands. In January.

Entertainment Parade
Created to celebrate Gay Pride Day, it is animated by sound cars, artistic performances and musical shows.


Religious Celebrations


Festa do Divino Espírito Santo
One of the largest religious and popular events in the city, it is held on different dates in several districts of the capital.


October Festivals


Fenaostra - Festa Nacional da Ostra e da Cultura Açoriana
National Feast of the Oyster and Azorean Culture: more than 100 dishes with a seafood base, especially oysters and mussels. There are also gastronomic competitions, courses, workshops and seminars, handicraft trade and artistic and cultural attractions. In October.
portaldailha.com.br/fenaostra


Ecotourism and Adventure Sports

Horseback Riding


Mais Informações



Pousada Rio Vermelho
Rodovia João Gualberto Soares, 8.479, Rio Vermelho.
Phone: (48) 3269-7337
www.pousadariovermelho.com.br

Hotel Engenho Eco Park
Rodovia João Gualberto Soares, 8.920, Rio Vermelho.
Phone: (48) 3269-7000
www.engenhoecopark.com.br


Trekking, Canyoneering, Rappelling, Cascading and Zip Lining


Praia da Lagoinha do Leste
Located in the south of the Island of Santa Catarina, it is one of the most beautiful and wildest beaches in the city, with access only on foot or by boat. The trails cross stretches of dense Atlantic Rainforest, leaving from Praia do Matadeiro (from two to three hours) or from Praia do Pântano do Sul (about 90 minutes).

Parque Municipal da Lagoa do Peri
Conservation area with trails which go along the Lagoa do Peri and rise in the direction of Sertão do Peri (Peri Interior), the highest point in the region. The route goes past waterfalls, flour mills and old stills. It is a good program also for those who like to watch wild birds and animals. It is in the south of the Island of Santa Catarina.

Praia do Saquinho
In the extreme south of the Island of Santa Catarina there is the Praia da Solidão (Solitude Beach), from where a trail leaves in the direction of Praia do Saquinho. The trekking lasts about an hour, going past the coast, small waterfalls and stretches of Atlantic Rainforest. Those who want to go further can take a new trail in the direction of the semi-deserted Praia de Naufragados. The whole trip, from Solidão, takes almost a whole day.

Praia de Naufragados
Trekking of about one hour, leaving from the locality known as Caieira da Barra do Sul and ending in the beautiful Naufragados. The beach, which is part of the Parque Nacional da Serra do Tabuleiro (National Park of the Checkerboard Mountain), has simple restaurants which open in the summer season. It is possible to return by boat to Caieira.

Costa da Lagoa
A small community of fishermen, located on the edge of the Lagoa da Conceição. The trail starts at Canto dos Araçás, near the commercial center of the Lagoa da Conceição, and the visitor takes about two hours to arrive at the small village, where there is a waterfall and several seafood restaurants. The return can be made by boat, enjoying the extremely beautiful view of the Lagoon.

Ilha do Campeche
It is in front of Praia do Campeche (Campeche Beach), on the east of the Island of Santa Catarina. Listed by the National Historical and Artistic Heritage Institute (IPHAN), it has trails which go to places where there are inscriptions carved into the rocks by Indians more than 5 thousand years ago. To arrive at the Ilha do Campeche it is necessary to take a boat from the Praia da Armação (Armação Beach). The journey takes approximately 30 minutes.

Coasts
In Florianópolis there are trails which link busy beaches, crossing hills and coasts of great beauty. The trails between the beaches Praia do Santinho and Praia do Moçambique, between Praia dos Ingleses and Praia Brava, and between Barra da Lagoa and Praia Mole stand out. On the latter, one goes past the Ponta do Gravatá, where it is possible to go climbing, do rappel and Tyrolese. The Costão das Aranhas, with access by Praia do Santinho, also offers good conditions for practicing these activities.

Mais Informações



Adrenailha Turismo de Aventura
Phone: (48) 3284-3585 / 3269-1414
www.adrenailha.com.br

Brazil Ecojourneys
Phone: (48) 3389-5619
www.brazilecojourneys.com

Brazil Trails
Phone: (48) 3232-5747 / 9127-4558
www.braziltrails.com

Ecoturismo Recrearte
Phone: (48) 3246-2821 / 9962-9632.

Ekoeté Eventos e Ecoturismo
Phone: (48) 3226-0330 / 9983-4341
www.ekoete.com.br

Natural Ecoturismo
Phone: (48) 3209-2770 / (11) 3522-5042
www.naturalecoturismo.tur.br


Golf


Associação Clube Doze de Agosto
Estrada Geral da Praia do Forte, s/n, Florianópolis, SC.
Phone: (48) 3282-1140
www.clubedoze.com.br

Costão Golf Club
Estrada Dário Manoel Cardoso, 2.399, Ingleses, Florianópolis, SC.
Phone: (48) 3209-2105 / (48) 3209-1095
www.costaogolf.com.br


Mountain Biking and Cycling


Special routes for mountain biking
In Florianópolis there are countless routes which can be done by bicycle, with the service of a guide, mechanic and even support car. Besides rides along the trails of the capital, it is possible to make excursions into the neighboring municipalities, as Angelina, São Pedro de Alcântara, Palhoça and Antônio Carlos. See the operators.

Mais Informações



Caminhos do Sertão
Phone: (48) 3234-7712 / 8407-8103 / 9633-4007
www.caminhosdosertao.com.br 


Fishing


Beaches, coasts and high seas
Most of the beaches and coasts of the Island of Santa Catarina, where the Santa Catarina capital is situated, are used for amateur fishing. But Florianópolis is also an important reference point in complete sport fishing. Large sea bream, mackerel, skipjack, tuna fish, hake, white marlin and even the majestic blue marlin captured on the high seas.

Mullet fishing
Traditionally performed between May and June, when the mullet shoals arrive at the Santa Catarina coast. The craft fishing is done by small boats, using trawling nets. The fishermen’s return is commemorated by visitors and curious onlookers who help to pull the loaded nets. During this period there are restrictions for surfers, with flags, indicating the fishing areas.

Mais Informações



Iate Clube de Santa Catarina – Veleiros da Ilha
Phone: (48) 3225-7799
www.icsc.com.br

Capitão Hook Pesca Esportiva
Phone: (48) 7812-8309 / 9982-4057
www.capitaohook.com.br


Rafting and Canoeing


Rio Ratones
Kayak trips which cross a beautiful mangrove swamp conservation area. North of the Island of Santa Catarina.

Lagoa do Peri
Kayak and inflatable boat trips in one of the most beautiful natursl scenarios of Florianópolis. South of the Island of Santa Catarina.

Lagoa da Conceição
Kayak and Canadian canoe trips in the most famous lagoon of the city. East of the Island of Santa Catarina.

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Adrenailha Turismo de Aventura
Phone: (48) 3284-3585 / 3269-1414
www.adrenailha.com.br


Diving


Ilha do Campeche
Clear and protected waters with depths which vary from 3 to 8 m.

Praia da Lagoinha
Free diving in the coast is rather calm at this beach of crystalline waters, situated at the north of the Island of Santa Catarina.

Note: the city operators also offer trips to other points of the coast, especially Ilha do Arvoredo (Avoredo Island), the best autonomous diving point in the South of Brazil, located in front of the municipality of Bombinhas.

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Acquanauta Mergulho
Phone: (48) 3266-1137
www.acquanautafloripa.com.br

Parcel Dive Center
Phone: (48) 3284-5564
www.parcel.com.br

Sea Divers
Phone: (48) 3284-1535
www.seadivers.com.br

Vento Sul Turismo
Phone: (48) 9982-2867 / 3284-8297
www.ventosul.com


Hang Gliding, Parachuting and Gliding


Praia Mole
Traditional redoubt of free flight in the city, with two points for leaping. One is on the north coast of the beach (120 m) and the other on the south coast (145 m).

Morro da Lagoa da Conceição
The takeoff ramp is at a height of 225 m, providing a beautiful view of what is one of the most beautiful regions of the Santa Catarina capital.

Praia Brava e Rio Vermelho
Leaps at 145 and 95 m of height, respectively.

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Federação Catarinense de Voo Livre
www.fcvl.esp.br
www.guiadevoo.com

Good Fly
Phone: (48) 9989-6240
www.voolivre-sc.com.br

Ícaro Voo Livre
Phone: (48) 9969-4410 / 9997-4939
www.icarovoolivre.com.br

Parapente Sul
Phone: (48) 3232-0791 / 9155-9641
www.parapentesul.com.br


Windsurfing, Kite Surfing, Sailing and other Nautical Sports


Lagoa da Conceição
Redoubt of sailors of several modalities (wind, kite, laser), with good wind conditions and a superb view.

Beaches of Moçambique, Mole and Campeche
Agitated sea and good waves attract the enthusiasts of the wave modality (kitesurf and windsurf).

Ilha de Santa Catarina
All the coast of Florianópolis is navigable. It is possible to hire boats of different classes and sizes in the nautical clubs and garages of the city.

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Openwinds
Phone: (48) 9962-3778
www.openwinds.com.br

Windcenter
Phone: (48) 3232-2278
www.windcenter.com.br

Iate Clube de Santa Catarina – Veleiros da Ilha
Phone: (48) 3225-7799
www.icsc.com.br

Nav’s Sailing School
Phone: (48) 9998-7442
www.navs.com.br

Tourism South Wind
Fone: (48) 3284-8297 / 9982-2867
www.ventosul.com

South Schooner
Phone: (48) 3225-1806 – Centro / (48) 3266-1810 – Canasvieiras
www.scunasul.com.br 


Sand Boarding


Dunes of Joaquina
Located at 20 km from the Center, between the Lagoa da Conceição and Praia da Joaquina. Some dunes attain 60 m, depending upon the movement of the sand and wind. There are boards for hire in the location.

Dunes of Ingleses
They are in the north of the Island, in the resort Praia dos Ingleses (36 km from the Center).


Surfing


Beaches of the south of the Island
The most sought after by surfers are Morro das Pedras, Armação (north end), Matadeiro and Lagoinha do Leste, the latter being difficult to access.

Beaches of the east of the Island
The beaches of Joaquina, Campeche, Mole, Galheta, Barra da Lagoa and Moçambique have the best surfing peaks.

Beaches of the north of the Island
The best waves break on the beaches of Santinho and Brava.


Bird Watching


Special routes
Organized by ecotourism operators, offer walks in ecological parks or complete trips to marine islands exclusively in order to watch birds, under the guidance of specialized guides.

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Adrenailha Turismo e Aventura
Phone: (48) 3284-3585 / 3269-1414
www.adrenailha.com.br

Brazil Trails
Phone: (48) 3232-5747 / 9127-4558
www.braziltrails.com


Canopy Tours


Rio Vermelho, Praia do Santinho e Praia dos Ingleses
Entertaining tree top walk circuits in private establishments and parks, located in these three localities of the Santa Catarina capital.

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Ekoeté Eventos e Ecoturismo
Phone: (48) 3226-0330 / 9983-4341
www.ekoete.com.br

Costão do Santinho Resort
Phone: 0800-48-1000
www.costao.com.br

Adrenailha Turismo de Aventura
Phone: (48) 3284-3585 / 3269-1414
www.adrenailha.com.br


Purchases

Handicraft


Visit the handicraft fairs and acquire exclusive articles of ceramic, bilro lace and many other materials made by the local artists.

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Casa da Alfândega
Monday thru Friday, from 9am to 6:30pm; Saturday, from 9am to 1pm.
Rua Conselheiro Mafra, 141, Centro.
Phone: (48) 3028-8100
www.fcc.sc.gov.br

Feira das Alfaias
Saturday and Sunday, from 2pm to 7pm.
Praça Roldão da Rocha Pires, Santo Antônio de Lisboa.
www.stoantoniodelisboa.com.br/feiradasalfaias

Feira de Artesanato da Lagoa da Conceição
December thru March, Thursday thru Sunday, from 5pm to 11pm; other months, Sunday, from 2pm to 7pm.
Praça Bento Silvério, ao lado do Centro Cultural Bento Silvério (Casarão da Lagoa).
Phone: (48) 9669-6451.

Producer Craftsperson Fair
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, from 8am to 6m.
Praça Fernando Machado, Centro.

Avenida das Rendeiras
Redoubt of the traditional female lacemakers. There are still small stores in the avenue where one can acquire articles of bilro lace. Lagoa da Conceição.


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